313 Pages, Softcover

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AIKIDO JINSEI is the autobiography of Shioda Gozo, the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido. In it, Shioda Sensei shares with us his experiences, his Aikido and his way of life. AIKIDO JINSEI is remarkable for its candid style. Throughout the book, Shioda Sensei openly shares his most personal experiences from his childhood, his time during the war and his training with the founder of Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei Sensei. He shares key insights about Aikido which he learned from Ueshiba Sensei and he clearly documents the events after the war which led to the establishment of the Yoshinkan and his own unique brand of Aikido.

"My father, Gozo Shioda, was the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido and Aikido Jinsei is his autobiography. The translators are two shugyosha who have devoted themselves to Aikido for many years now. I am delighted that, thanks to their diligence in translating my father's words, people all around the world who practise Aikido on a daily basis, and even those who do not, can become acquainted with Shioda Gozo's Aikido Jinsei - his life in Aikido."